Obituary: George Smith, 83, of Hesperia

March 19, 2023

Obituary: George Smith, 83, of Hesperia

George Patrick Smith, 83, of Hesperia, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2023, at his home. He was born February 8, 1940, in Traverse City.

George was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force; his daily prayers always started with the brave men and women serving our country in the armed forces. He also had a passion for woodworking and collecting locomotives and memorabilia.

On November 21, 1977, George married Reba (Beeman) Decker Smith, and she preceded him in death. George and Reba had a wonderful loving marriage in which they would enjoy camping, traveling, and snowbirding to their home in Florida. They both shared a passion for fishing, gardening, and birds; they had many beautiful birdfeeders provided for the local birds.

George was also preceded in death by: his parents; and sister, Lois Dittrich.

George is survived by many loving family members and friends.

Memorial services are pending, and will be held in Summer 2023.

Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, Hesperia Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

www.beaconfh.com

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